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10 Jan 2013

On a Winters Day.

I haven't touched Scenes since this time last year so thought it high time that I got reacquainted with them.
Craft a Scene have a challenge this month  to create a snowy cottage scene. My scene is a digi from Delicious Doodles called 'On a Winters Day'.  As soon as I saw  this image I knew I  had to purchase it and a Red Cardinal digi  might just have accidentally  fallen into my shopping basket at the same time. (Some days I 'm all fingers and thumbs! Well thats the story I'm sticking to.)

I have coloured the image using Distress Markers and pearlescent chalks. A bit limited with my choice of pen  at the moment as I only purchased seven basic colours to try them out. Another seven are now on their way. (Don't tell baggage control!) The paper lace  panel under the ribbon is cut using a Tonic Studios pattern punch. I have layered up the image using two different blue card stock onto the white base card and rounded the edges on all. Sentiment was generated in word.

I tried taking a close up to show the pearlescent effect but the lighting is appalling even with two daylight bulbs on .
Entering into the following:
Craft a Scene: Snowy cottages.
Card Mania: Winter Wonderland.
Crafty Hazelnuts: A christmas card without Santa.
Simply Create too: Let it Snow.
Card Crafter's Circle: Theres no business like snow business.
Love to Create: Winter Wonderland.
Pan Pastel: Anything Goes.
Stampin for the Weekend: Anything Goes.
Glitter n Sparkle: Anything Goes.


  1. Now I'm REALLY looking forward to the next snow!

    Your card is beautiful: Perfect coloring!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous Mrs A! Hugs, Di xx

  3. I love this scenic card, wouldn't have guessed you were limited in your pen colours!. Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

  4. This is beautiful,such a lovely image and

  5. OMG ! This is such a beautiful and peaceful scene Sweetie ! Fantastic colouring and I love the border too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  6. I love that DD scene and you've made a beautiful card with it - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 106 - you could also enter this into my new CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. X

  7. Stunning wintery scene. I love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge.

  8. Lovely cards! Funny how 'things' just fall into shopping baskets, isn't it!! It happens to me too!! Hee Hee You have entered into a lot, am off to check out the list you have put on here!! :)

  9. What a beautiful Winter Card....Love it. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

  10. An beautiful Victorian winter scene and the colours complemented it perfectly.

    Thanks so much to joining us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

    B x

  11. What a fun card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Ani

  12. I like this alot and your colours look great, thanks or joining us at Love to Create. xxx

  13. A lovely card, Mrs A, but I am cross now. I had intended to use the same design for my next DT card so I shall have to think again. Seriously, though, I love what you have done with it, and perhaps the limited range of colours helps with an image like this. xx Maggie

  14. PS Forgot to say thank you for joining us at Craft A Scene this month. xx Maggie

  15. Wow!!! What a wonderful card, the colouring is perfect and the choice of background papers is fantastic.

    Thank you for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky, the best of luck.

    Anne-Marie x x

  16. So beautiful Mrs A is this lovely scene so realistic looking and l just love snow scene and l like the real thing too providing it doesn't cause any or not too much disruption xx

  17. Absolutely stunning! So beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle..
    Toni - DT

  18. A stunning winter scene and so beautifully coloured, LOVE it. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  19. What a lovely scene and just the right amount of colour.

  20. Me again, LOVE this card! So beautifully colored and fab layout!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  21. Hey there Mrs. A. you made a fabulous scene, wowwzerss loving the coloring you did and the fabulous colors you have used, Love it. Thank you for sharing with the DT from PanPastel UK hugs Terry xxxx

  22. Super fantastic scene coloured this way..luv this one..xx

  23. indeed, this is a beautiful digi/image.
    and you coloured it so well!!!
    amazing card have you made.
    thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

  24. Gorgeous card with a beautiful image (just purchased this image myself last week but haven't as yet used it, your colouring is super. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fab'n'Funky, good luck.

    Pat xx

  25. Awesome colouring on this beauty Mummy, I'm impressed :)

  26. fantastic scene - great colouring - and I feel for you with those clumsy fingers when it comes to shopping baskets if happens to me all the time soo frustrating lol.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.

    Beccy x

  27. Beautiful card, love the scene, great design and love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Abbie Dt xx

  28. Hullo Hullo Hullo Mrs A!!

    ..almost did not recognise you with your new profile image.

    When your comment appeared on my blog I wondered is that my Mrs A.?, then thought how many can there be and so must!! and wow lovely blue eyes you have, just like my dad! his are from his Yorkshire family! china blue are his.. mine are my mother's blue grey/green eyes.
    ... well you have been on my mind cos finally have made your card to send to you (along with one for Bernie - Di's sick friend).. so should God willing be winging its way to you next week. Am finally making cards again..I have now made six this week!! Woohoo!

    Now enough chatting I have a question.
    Is the lovely pearlescent shimmer which could see on your card is from your pearlescent chalks. Cos I have some Docraft ones that are pearlescent but not sure they would be a pretty as that. i do love them though.
    Superb card!
    Of to peek at other things have not been here since the thirteen days of Christmas (in your case :D ) love Shaz in Oz.x

  29. A gorgeous, gorgeous scene Mrs A! Your colouring is perfect, and I think you totally deserve those extra DI markers (The entire tub fell into my basket, but they were reduced by £20! Would've been wrong not too)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Craft a Scene this month x

  30. Mrs A: Beautiful, beautiful card and image! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our first 2013 challenge - "Let it Snow"! Can't wait to see what you create next challenge!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  31. Lovely colouring, lovely card! Hugs, Lesley

  32. What a beautiful Winter scene! Wonderful coloring!

  33. Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenge last week!! Please Come back and Play again this week!!

    Many Blessings,

  34. You have colored this Delicious Doodles image so nicely. Really makes a great snowy cottage scene. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  35. This is gorgeous! WOnderful colouring! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft a Scene!

  36. Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

  37. Beautiful scene with such lovely coloring!

  38. Love this beautiful winter scene... j'ai adoré votre commentaire en français. Merci beaucoup!

    Rosi x


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